Like a bird sweeping across the sky
In spite of broken wings,
The sun still brighter
Despite the night,
The sweet smell of lily of the valley
Under a thick blanket of concrete pavement,
Taken out of my chest. . .
On 17 April 2004, Rantissi was killed by the Israeli Air Force in a targeted killing, after they fired Hellfire missiles from an AH-64 Apache helicopter at his car.